Monday, June 20, 2005


One week its Condi Rice and her nomination. The next week its judges. The next week its John Bolton. And next week it will be someone else. No matter who gets appointed it just doesn't matter. They don't even get a vote. There is an onslaught of hatred spewed and end of the world rhetoric. And, Dems keep pandering to their base and rolling in fresh cash by pitching this hysteria to their always worked up fanatics-- which include gazillionaires like George Soros.
By 54-38 the Senate wants to move ahead to a vote on Bolton, demonstrating that clearly he has enough support to pass if just given a vote, but instead Democrats continue to enforce this 60-vote requirement through the cloture vote. I think in the end the cloture and filibuster are going to have to go away. Senate tradition makes little sense. To most people it seems common sense that majority rules. Or, if it takes 60 for Bolton it should take 60 for everything. Its one or the other in my opinion, but not this selective posturing.
Said this before, but bears repeating. It is funny to watch these 'progressive' lefties rallying to support the biggest entrenched political institution on the planet. The money that filters into the Senate for the Dems and liberals is big, big money. And, progressive lefties don't seem to get that they are fighting (not against big money and big political power) but FOR big political money and big political power. What's going on in America and in Washington is the erosion of support for what has long been the biggest political institution. And those who think they are fighting for the little guy are actually supporting very big entrenched lobbying interests and institutional, establishment Democrats who are too afraid to step away from the nonsense seeping through the party that once controlled all of Washington (and which still dominates the halls of all the bureaucracies) by dizzying margins.
Big, positive, sweeping change is occuring in the world. But, you have to look the other way to find it. Those changing the world don't know they are doing it and they aren't even trying to. It's just happening. But again, its not how people would have thought and its not those who are getting all the attention. Its not the banner waving, protest flag waving, rhetoric chanting progressives. You have to look the other way. And don't expect many news stories about it. Because its just too real. Its too simple. Its not 'progressive'-- just positive. Its quiet, and I can't really make out how its happening. I just know that quietly its happening.


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